Is your DREAM to get selected in SBI Clerk 2020 recruitment? Well, then you must speed up your preparation as the Main exam which is the final step towards selection will soon be announced. So, students should utilize this time intelligently. The English Language is one of the subjects you’ll need to deal with and to help you keep your preparation up to the mark, here we provide you with a questionnaire of English Language to crack SBI Clerk Main. For other subjects, you can check the SBI Clerk Mains Study Plan.Directions (1-5): Read the following passage and answer the questions as directed. There are some blanks given in the passage based on which some questions are framed, and some words are highlighted as well to help you answer some of the questions.
While much of the business world found itself ……………………………. (A) after the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Asia’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani was busy scripting what can only be described as the new abnormal. (B) In just under two months—58 days to be strict (1)—Ambani’s oil-to-telecom raised (2), Reliance Industries, giant (3) more than $22 billion, amid a precise (4) nationwide lockdown in India.
(C) This fund-raising feat buoyant investor confidence and Reliance’s shares, propelling Ambani back into the ranks of the world’s top 10 richest billionaires after a nine-year hiatus. Now at No. 10 with a net worth of $64.1 billion, Ambani has added $27.3 billion to his fortune since the Forbes World Billionaires list of March, where he was at No.21 with $36.8 billion.
This is not Ambani’s first appearance in the world’s top 10 richest. He first broke into ……………………. (D) group in 2008, when he was at No.5 with $43 billion and remained in the top 10 for the next three years. In 2009, he was at No. 7 though his net worth had ……………………………… (E) to $19.5 billion in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis. In 2010, he had climbed to No. 4 with $29 billion, dropping to No. 9 a year later with $27 billion, amid a global recovery. As others outpaced him, he fell out of the top 10 in 2012.
Q1. Which of the following word given in the options should come at the place marked as (A) in the above passage to make it grammatically correct and meaningful? Also, the word should fill in the two sentences given below to make them contextually correct and meaningful.
(I) The move seemed to suggest that the notoriously combative mogul was …………………. for a serious fight.
(II) For now the family is ……………………. in privacy, but royal blood never stays settled for too long.
(a) Hammered out
(b) Hunkering down
(c) Handed over
(d) Hunted down
(e) None of these
Q2. The sentence given in (B) has four words given in bold. Amongst the given bold words which of the followings must replace each other to make the sentence contextually correct and meaningful?
(a) 2-1 and 3-4
(b) 1-3 and 2-4
(c) Only 2-3
(d) 1-4 and 2-3
(e) Only 2-4
Q3. In the above passage, sentence (C) is italicized. There may or may not be error in one part of the sentence, select the part having error it in.
(a) This fund-raising feat buoyant investor
(b) confidence and Reliance’s shares, propelling
(c) Ambani back into the ranks of the world’s
(d) top 10 richest billionaires after a nine-year hiatus
(e) None of these
Q4. Which of the following should fill the blank given in (D) to make it contextually correct and meaningful?
(e) None of the above
Q5. Which of the following word given in the options should come at the place marked as (E) in the given passage to make it grammatically correct and meaningful? Also, the word should fill in the two sentences given below to make them contextually correct and meaningful.
(I) All of a sudden the fishing returns ……………………… and overnight prolific sections of the river produced no fish.
(II) The clumsiness of this campaign meant it …………………….. into a bottomless credibility gap, and those behind it wasted their money.
(e) None of these
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